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Ideol launches first floating foundation

Ideol launches first floating foundation

FRANCE: Ideol has launched the floating foundation of its demonstration project from Saint-Nazaire harbour.

Dredging International to install modular grid cables

Dredging International to install modular grid cables

BELGIUM: Dredging International has won a contract to install submarine power cables for the four-project modular offshore grid (MOG) in the North Sea.

MHI Vestas dismantles fire-damaged V164

MHI Vestas dismantles fire-damaged V164

DENMARK: MHI Vestas has taken down the burnt-out V164 9.5MW prototype turbine as part of its investigation into this month's fire.

MHI Vestas V164 fire investigated

MHI Vestas V164 fire investigated

DENMARK: MHI Vestas has confirmed an investigation is under way following a fire in its V164 prototype turbine at a test site in Osterild.

Deepwater Wind storage plan in Massachusetts

Deepwater Wind storage plan in Massachusetts

UNITED STATES: Offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind has unveiled plans to install a 144MW offshore wind project, combined with a 40MWh Tesla battery system.

Government support for offshore research

Government support for offshore research

UK: Dong Energy and Siemens-Gamesa Renewable Energy are linking up with British academic research centres to advance technological progress and cut the costs of offshore wind-generated electricity.

in depth

Filling foundations with rocks to cope with floating ice

FINLAND: Offshore on ice Turbine installation has been completed at the 40MW Tahkoluoto project off Pori, south-west Finland.

Shipping out to Scotland

NORWAY/UK:The first commercial floating wind project is close to reality with the turbines mounted on their foundations in Norway and the tugboats ready for the voyage to Scotland.

From powering homes to shielding them from noise

DENMARK: The world's leading offshore developer and a Danish recycling company have found a novel way to divert decommissioned turbine blades from landfill and reduce CO2 emissions in the process.

Windtech: Senvion stretches up and down offshore

GERMANY: Senvion is adapting its 3MW platform for offshore deployment in the Mediterranean, and is likely to develop an 11-12MW range turbine with a rotor diameter close to 200 metres.

STX offers modular offshore substations

FRANCE: Maritime construction group STX France has launched a new modular design for offshore substations it said could cut energy costs by reducing delivery times, capital expenditure and operational costs.


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